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Embracing pitcher-friendly baseball

Whenever baseball stumbles upon a pitching-dominant era, people get nervous. “Outlaw the spitball!” they shout. Then, fifty years later: “Lower the pitcher’s mound!” After all, it was Babe Ruth’s hitting, not his pitching, that caused increased interest, ballooning attendance, and even built a ballpark. And it was Mark McGwire’s and Sammy Sosa’s hitting, not Greg […]

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Indians unveil Progressive Field renovation plans

The Cleveland Indians unveiled plans for privately funded improvements to Progressive Field that will focus on more group areas and family spaces within the 20-year-old ballpark. The improvements, undertaken with concessionaire Delaware North, will be mostly completed at the beginning of the 2015 season, though some work is expected to extend into the regular season. […]

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